Mean is a young child from Cambodia. He has four brothers and he is the third child in his family. His parents are construction workers, his older brothers work in a local factory, and his younger brother - who is only four - stays home with relatives. In his free time, he likes to play with toys, watch TV and play games with his brothers. His favorite meal is fish soup and ice milk.
In February 2019, he fell off his bicycle when riding home from school, sustaining facial trauma. His parents took him to a local hospital where his facial cuts were sutured. Since then, he cannot open his jaw without experiencing a lot of pain. He does not eat solid food easily and it is hard to drink. A local hospital referred him to Children’s Surgical Centre
When Mean’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 8th, surgeons at CSC will perform condylectomy on the right side and bone graft. He will be able to eat again and is excited to not feel embarrassed anymote. Now, Mean’s family needs help to fund this $469 procedure.
He shared: “I hope my mouth can open for eating and drinking more easily than before with no pain like now.”